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Maryland Wine in the News


The Baltimore Sun:

Toasting Maryland's bubblies: Ring in the new year with locally made sparkling wines

Though New Year's Eve is less than a week away, even last-minute party planners have time to add a Maryland sparkling wine to their celebrations. With seven of the state's 56 wineries producing America's version of champagne, the local wine industry has a lot to offer.... read more >

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Havre de Grace Patch:

Swan Harbor Hosts First Annual Harvest Wine Event

The Maryland Wineries Association hosted its final event of the season and its first soiree in Harford County Saturday in Havre de Grace. Despite an autumn chill in the air, organizers said they thought Harvest at Swan Harbor Farm was a success. The... read more >

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Delmarva Now:

A wine time had by all at Autumn Wine Festival

SALISBURY — Wineries and restaurants from throughout the region gathered inside Pemberton Historical Park on Saturday to celebrate the Autumn Wine Festival. While rain fell, tasters huddled beneath tents covering 20 wineries and sampled wines ranging from dry reds... read more >

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Carroll County Times:

The Tipple: In our own backyard, reflections on the Maryland Wine Festival

The clouds threatened early on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Maryland Wine Festival, the wind picking up around noon to ruffle canopies, banners and picnic blankets and for a moment, it looked as though everyone would soon be crowded under one winery’s tasting tent or... read more >

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Many Heading to Maryland Wine Festival This Weekend

Maryland's wine indistry is in the spotlight in Westminster this weekend, as the 30th annual Maryland Wine Festival takes place at the Carroll County Farm Museum. Officials say they expect the two-day event to draw people from 40 wineries from all over the state.... read more >

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Maryland Wine Festival takes place in Westminster

The 30th anniversary of the Maryland Wine festival is this weekend at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster. The two-day event will draw wineries from all over the state. It was a strong finish for grape-growing season at the Basignani Vineyard in Baltimore... read more >

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Baltimore Sun:

Like/Dislike with Jade Ostner, Maryland Wineries' Association

This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of the Maryland Wine Festival, but to Jade Ostner, there's even more reason to celebrate. "Maryland wine has blown up in the five years I've been involved in the industry," said Ostner, 26, the director of events at the... read more >

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Washington Post:

Boordy Vineyards wins 2013 Atlantic Seaboard Wine competition

The revamped Boordy Vineyards, Maryland’s oldest winery, took top honors at last weekend’s Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association competition, named Best of Show for its 2010 Cabernet Franc Reserve. It was the second major award for Boordy’s first vintage... read more >

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Stuff Travel:

A Toast to the Winemakers

When tasting wine, connoisseurs hold their glasses up to the light to look at the wine's colour and clarity. I don't always know what I'm supposed to see, but at Naylor Wine Cellars in Pennsylvania, I held up my white wine and it was crystal . . . No. I have to say... read more >

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Patriot News:

Maryland's Slack Winery will release fourth sparkling wine

One trend regionally is the development of sparkling wines. J. Maki Winery has always been known best for those on this side of the Mason-Dixon, and Cygnus Wine Cellars carved out a similar niche (although not to the same extreme) in Maryland. But follow the emails... read more >

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Delmarva Now:

Wine Bar to Showcase Premier Vineyards

BERLIN — One of the state’s premier vineyards will be featured next week at the Maryland Wine Bar at Berlin. Deborah Everett’s Maryland Wine Bar will host Black Ankle Vineyards for a wine pairing on Feb. 26. “We’re very honored that the... read more >

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Washington Post:

Wine: Recommended Bottles of the Week

Here are some of my recommendations from "the other 47" that exemplify the exciting growth in American wine as captured by Jancis Robinson and Linda Murphy in their new book, "American Wine: The Ultimate Companion to the Wines and Wineries of the... read more >

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Delmarva Now:

Shore Winery Goes Native

VIENNA — The latest addition to the Eastern Shore’s wine portfolio is a grape unknown even among many oenophiles but with a history steeped in mid-Atlantic tradition. Layton’s Chance Winery this week debuted its first vintage of Norton, becoming... read more >

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The Drinks Business:

Eastern Promise: East Coast Wines

The small wineries of USA’s eastern seaboard seem able to find success while bypassing the world of ratings, national publicity and even distribution networks. Roger Morris finds out how they do it. ALTHOUGH HIS small estate winery is only 12 years old, Anthony... read more >

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Baltimore City Paper:

In Cider Trading

Just a few weeks ago, I was at some holiday party of the not-very-interesting variety. Then a guest opened a bottle of cider they’d brought—Millstone Cellars’ Ciderberry blend—and things suddenly got very interesting. The clear, carnelian liquid... read more >

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